I recently met a woman from Australia on the Internet who had recovered from CFS using Mickel therapy, came across this blog and contacted me. She had so much energy that when we first chatted on Skype, I told her I felt I wanted to punch her in the face. She attributed her recovery to Mickel Therapy she did over the Internet with a therapist in the UK, who she raved about. I did a bit of research, contacted the therapist she recommended and decided "what the heck do I have to lose?" and went for it.
I'm not going to go into an analysis of how Mickel Therapy works because it's all about getting in touch with the emotions behind the symptoms I'm feeling, and analytical thinking suppresses emotions. I was swayed by the description on Kim Ayers's blog about his experience of Mickel Therapy. Kim was also in a documentary about the treatment.
I can already see that some of my symptoms may be my body's way of telling me "I'm Bored!" and have decided to do more fun things that I've been putting off on the premise that I don't have the energy. For instance I finally went to see the Picasso exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday, which was really cool.
I'm going to continue to go to the therapy group I go to twice a week, which helps me get in touch with my emotions and express them verbally, while I also use the Mickel Therapy tools to take action in response to emotions and symptoms. I'm cautiously optimistic. Time will tell, and I'll keep you informed of any breakthroughs and particularly of how I feel during the process.
Today I'm going to grab some breakfast/lunch, watch a coach training DVD, ride my bicycle briefly (after fixing the flat tyres since I haven't ridden it in 4 years), and go to a coach training session in the afternoon. Tonight I'll chill out with a good movie DVD.
Right now, I feel pretty calm, a little excited, and a little anxious.